Going back to their roots - Folk with Gwyn Jones
BEAR Bones - John Howes (guitar and bouzouki) and Huw Jones (melodeon) are a versatile duo performing traditional folk and roots-based songs and music at a variety of venues, as well as having a growing reputation for creating music and songs for specific events and productions. They include Oyster Bay (Tan Dance) The Passion (Michael Sheen) and The Times Between Times (story teller Owen Staton).
The pair also organise and host Acoustic Meeting Ground - a series of monthly concerts, featuring guest and support acts at the Pontardawe Arts Centre.
As Bear Bones other musicians are often included in their performances and on Tuesday, September 17, will be joined by Andrew 'Wal' Coughlan on electric and upright bass. He is an extremely familiar face both on the local and international music scene, touring with the likes of Gary Numan, Shakin' Stevens, Martyn Joseph, Mr Nice and Cerys Mathews. He is often the go-to man for live music performances UK wide. The trio will be performing their music at the Brunswick in Swansea at around 9pm.
On Wednesday, September 18th, Llantrisant Folk Club, The Windsor Hotel, Pontyclun, have Pete Coe, who in many ways represents the backbone of the modern folk revival, as their guest. Singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster, dance caller, teacher, step dancer, entrepreneur, folk club organiser, record label boss, sallow-faced wit, raconteur and all-round good guy, he's been a key member of numerous significant outfits across three decades, including a duo with his then wife Chris, New Victory Band, Bandoggs and Red Shift.